Rui Hachimura is one of the more soft-spoken players on the Wizards, but you wouldn't be able to collect that from his highlight dunk Friday night in Miami.
Early in the second quarter while the Wizards were riding the momentum from their win over Philadelphia the night before, Hachimura threw down a loud one-handed slam to give them a 12-point lead.
Then he let out a scream to let the entire arena know what they just witnessed.
— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) December 7, 2019
Hachimura has struggled most of the year with finishing through contact inside. Over the last two weeks, he's had the two best games of his career against the Clippers (30 points) and Sixers (27) due in large part to the rookie playing with more physicality offensively.
The Wizards have to like what they've seen out of Hachimura already this season, and these kinds of incremental growths are all you can really ask for from a first-round pick.
Hachimura seemed to hit a wall two weeks ago, but he adjusted tried playing with more physicality and it's paying off for him.
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WATCH: Rui Hachimura throws down a vicious dunk and lets the Heat know it originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington